HvWO 051II

Antique Omani silver Koran box from Rustaq

Antique Omani silver Koran box from Rustaq

Very Rare Omani silver Rustaq Hirz with (golden) Rose motive in the middle combined with geometrical designs or scrolled leaf design. Very fine inlay-work. The box is sometimes filled with a Koran text and or a resin to prevent it from denting.  Opening on the left. Weight 75 grams Koran box 4 by 6 cm.


Antique Omani Silver Koranbox

Arab Name: Hirz  (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1850-1900

Origin: Oman Rustaq

The central Rose design probably indicates the Koran-box was made in Rustaq.


  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond Miranda Morris / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97
  2. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Magical designs" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 49-58
  3. Arab & Islamic Silver by Saad Al-Jadir 1981   Stacey International  p 99